The Library is seeking amateur writers to apply for the third installment of the Foothills Voices Research and Writing Project. Deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
This 9-month course, taught by professional authors and librarians, takes amateur writers through the steps necessary to research, write, and publish a piece of creative non-fiction based on true stories of Southern Appalachia.
The class will meet 6-8 p.m. on eleven Thursday evenings, April 9 through December 17, 2020.
Online applications will be taken March 1 through March 25, 2020. The online application will be available on the library’s website beginning March 1. The course fee is $100, due upon acceptance. Further information is available at Adult Services in the Reference area of Blount County Public Library or you may call (865) 273-1428.
The first two Foothills Voices projects published Foothills Voices: Echoes of Southern Appalachia, Volume 1 (2017) and Foothills Voices: Echoes of Southern Appalachia, Volume 2 (2019). See the BCFOL Publications webpage for more information. Copies are also available at Amazon.com and locally at the Library’s Bookmark Café, Southland Books, The Village Tinker gift shop, and BCFOL’s quarterly Used Book Sales.